The Grand Master / EP500 is Axiom's benchmark bookshelf home theater system in terms of transparent sound and spectacularly deep subwoofer bass. It scales up the performance level of the standard Epic Grand Master by combining the new Epicenter EP500 DSP 500-watt subwoofer with the larger five-driver VP150 center channel.
The Epicenter EP500 DSP subwoofer achieves ultra-low bass with none of the uneven performance of conventional subs. The Axiom custom-programmed Intelligent DSP "algorithm" controls every frequency from 16 Hz to 100 Hz, maintaining a smooth, flat response within 1.5 dB across the range. That means you'll hear undistorted, profoundly deep rumbles all the way to 13 Hz or even deeper in typical rooms. And the sophisticated DSP chip inside prevents the EP500 from ever being overdriven into distortion.
Ideal for average rooms of 2000 cu. ft. with vaulted ceilings, or even larger spaces to 4000 cu ft. as well as dedicated home theaters, the Epic Grand Master / EP500 results in a large increment in powerful deep bass and improves overall dialog intelligibility for larger rooms and greater listening distances. Additionally, listeners who expect loud, clean and powerful playback levels of rock, orchestral bass drum, opera, pipe organ, and thrilling DVD movie playback should look closely at this system.
Highly praised by critics and customers alike for their transparent, detailed and neutral music reproduction, the M22's use dual 5.25-inch woofers and a 1-inch titanium dome tweeter-exactly the same drivers that the floorstanding M60 and M80 tower speakers use for upper bass, midrange and treble.
The M22 mains, VP150 center, EP500 powered subwoofer and QS8 surrounds together provide thrillingly detailed, neutral and transparent movie soundtrack and music playback from DVDs, CDs, SACDs, and DVD-Audio. The QS8 multipolar surround speakers each use four drivers, firing in four different directions, to deliver the ambient detail in music and the envelopment in effects and location sounds from Dolby Digital 5.1 channel movie soundtracks. Thunder, rainstorms and jungle scenes heard from the QS8s will put you in that environment -- acoustically that is -- so complete is the 5.1-channel surround sound envelopment.
The VP150 center channel uses three 5.25-inch aluminum-cone woofers identical to those in the M22's and QS8s, plus dual 1-inch titanium tweeters for excellent high-volume power handling, yielding a seamless blend between center, mains and surrounds, with plenty of depth and a spacious 3-dimensional soundstage.Fronts, center and surrounds can be wall-mounted or stand-mounted.
What size room does this work in?
Best For: Average living rooms, dedicated home theater rooms
How much power does my receiver need for these speakers?
Power Required: Very efficient - use with any 5.1-channel surround-sound receiver or amplifier
Epic Grand Master 500 Home Theater System
Base Price: $3,496.00